The North Alabama Conference Connection to the Pan Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty invites you and your congregation to Celebrate Children’s Sabbath.
Children’s Sabbath is different from a Children’s Sunday. Children’s Sabbath does celebrate your congregation’s children, but it also is a time (during worship, study, outreach) to invite our congregations to focus on the realities of children beyond our congregation. Children’s Sabbath is a way for our congregations to help children thrive – not just survive – the systems and circumstances impacting their young lives. If October doesn’t work for your church, then pick ANY Sunday before December 31 to celebrate Children’s Sabbath.
CONTACT: Rev. Melissa Self Patrick, North Alabama Conference Campaign Liaison at Melissa.Patrick@umcna.org.
Our gratitude to Pan-Methodist Campaign Founder and Candler School of Theology Professor Emeritus, Rev. Dr. Luther Smith, for sharing his wisdom on our North Alabama Conference YouTube channel.
3. Our North Alabama Conference Children in Poverty Facts:
“Data Map of Children Living in Poverty in Our Annual Conference” – The map shows the number of children who struggle in poverty within the bounds of our Annual Conference. What will WE do? Download the October 2018 Data Map
Email your stories to the North Alabama Conference Pan-Methodist Campaign team at Melissa.Patrick@umcna.org
For more information:
Contact Rev. Melissa Self Patrick, NAC Campaign Liaison at Melissa.Patrick@umcna.org.